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    September 6, 2010
    7:00 - 7:30pm PDT  

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up an oil spill in a north bay river and why an endangered wildlife might be at risk. claim to a top of a skyscraper we will tell you who was waiting at the top and three workers at a bay area amusement park here for their lives. complete bay area news coverage starts right now. this is bay area news at 7:00. >> good evening, it is monday, september 6 created i am i am gasia mikaelian. we begin tonight with developing news in the north bay. crews are still at the scene of an oil spill. putting wildlife potentially at risk in jana katsuyama is life with an update on how the cleaning operation is going with oh gasia, we are right
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next to the petaluma river and i saw a little bit of a sheen going across the top of the river and over there by the bridge on washington street you can see that way boom they put up there and officials tell us that anywhere from 200 up to 600 gallons of oil they believed was spilled into the petaluma river they put up this containment boom to keep it from spreading into new areas while they try and clean up this mess. a official say this is what caused the oil spill, a 90-ton tugboat sticking out of the petaluma river making gallons of oil from its hole and they discovered that spill after getting a call at 8:18 this morning's. >> we noticed a large dark substance this morning. >> reporter: eye this afternoon to sheen had sped along a two and a half mile stretch of the river and they put down booms and put pads into the water to soak up the
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mess. the california department of fish and game says the river does have endangered wildlife such as salmon and frog's. >> we have identified three areas of large to normal concern that being adobe creek in the area around the alice creek treatment plant. >> near the spill site crews tore apart of the boat investigators say an alameda- based company had been dismantling the tub for scrap metal. they had one boom around the boat and they do not know how long it was leaking oil or whether they have proper permits. >> i had no indication that the fire department was informed of this operation but come monday that will come about. >> reporter: they did warn holiday borders at marina and other docs of. >> there is a lot of voting going around, i would not going to water but it's a nice river. >> reporter: so far they have had no support of oiled birds
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or water -- or wildlife and it will be monitoring the situation overnight and will resume cleanup efforts tomorrow morning. reporting live in petaluma, jana katsuyama, k. to. >> a man scaled a 60 story building late this afternoon and police arrested him just after he finished his klein. he is a daredevil who calls himself "skyscaperman" print he is known for stunts and have scaled the tallest building in the us that used to be called the sears tower in chicago. officers were waiting for him at the top of the williams tower today. they probably took him into custody but not before he unfurled an american flag preaching made the climb using ropes and suction cups. police are investigating the body of a man that was
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found. there was a large pool party at the hotel and some 400 people were at that party. police say they heard shots but did not see exactly what happened. the body of the 26 old man was found in some bushes behind the hotel on gateway boulevard. police say he was from the antioch brentwood area. investigators are back at it two days sifting through mounds of trash searching for any signs of frederick seles. the 35-year-old man is a missing man who says it may be that they think victim in a string of killings and may have met the same fate done that three of his father in the search could go on for the next few days. a two year old boy is hospitalized after being hit by a car in sonoma county. he was struck shortly past noon in the parking lot of a taqueira and he was taken to the children's hospital with injuries described as major.
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armed robbers terrified workers at six flags discovery kingdom in vallejo and now as rob roth reports investigators are trying to determine if it was inside job. >> reporter: the robbery happened inside six flags at about 11:00 p.m. last night hours after the park had closed the. >> two are the subjects were dressed with a black hooded sweatshirts and they have a bandanna up over the top of their faces so you cannot see what they looked like. they were armed with semiautomatic handguns. >> reporter: investigators say that they had picked a lock in an employee area and scaled a fence and pointed their guns at three employees who were gathering banks of cash receipts and yelled at them's. >> get down on the ground, get down on the ground! >> reporter: they say yesterday was a busy day here in park officials say there are no surveillance cameras but perhaps nearby. >> we were told that there were
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some surveillance cameras in the park and we are looking to see if they have been able to capture the subjects i don't. >> reporter: investigators are not sure whether the armed robbery was an inside job but they didn't seem to know a lot about the operations here. this is the second time in about six weeks that six flags was the victim of a robbery. in july a holdup of awkward and money was taken. six flags says it is reviewing its security procedures here. the former ceo of hewlett- packard became the resident of oracle today. mark hurd will report to the ceo and oracle founder preheat was fired last month after a sexual harassment investigation pg has been one of his strongest defenders. and the former ebay ceo meg whitman has received the endorsement of the california chamber of congress and led the
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president of the university of california to suspend his membership in the chancellor of the states committee college system to resign from the board. the two men say they are against the chamber getting involved in electoral policy. labor day traditionally a day in which candidates step up their efforts to get elected and this is no different for the democratic nominee for governor. jerry brown stopped by a picnic in alameda and launched his first television advertisement today. his republican opponent meg whitman has been running advertisements since june and has spent more than $100 million of her own money paid in the state starting today voters will start to see more of both candidate's. >> they can start to see more tv ads that he or she wants to. >> they added that while
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whitman can outspend brown, brown's name recognition should keep him in the race. union workers are gathered for an annual labor day picnic. unions have reportedly spent more than $1 million on brown's behalf this year and they traditionally get the backing of unions. you can find much more election coverage, click the tab on our homepage at ktvu.com. the state budget is now more than two months over two and today there were no signs that anything will get done soon. a week long ban inside the assembly expired but there was not too much to see you lawmakers were gone for the holiday and are expected to return what's the governor calls a special section done accession on the budget. the president lashed out at republicans on this labor day speaking to a crowd of some 10,000 union workers and supporters. he was in full campaign mode on behalf of congressional democrats as he spoke to the
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group. pardon me, he talks about the transportation plan in regard to the nations infrastructure it is a six-year plan costing $50 billion that would construct only build 150,000 miles of highways or roads, 4,000 miles of railways in 150 miles of airport runways spin that i want america to have the best infrastructure in the world. we used to have the best infrastructure in the world and we can have it again and. >> the plan if the president can get it through congress would create jobs but most likely until not -- not until early next year. republicans in response called a neither tax and spend proposal. here in the bay area the mcdonald's restaurant is under fire tonight by advocates for the homeless print since the restaurant did away with its dollar menu items many of the homeless people say they can no
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longer afford to eat there. the restaurant has also posted signs stating that there is a 30 minute limit for people to eat their food in the restaurant's. >> i believe it is targeting homeless people and have been homeless people eat at mcdonald's does not bother me a bit. they scrape together with pennies they have, and if this is the only place they can afford to beat or if they want to be cured that is what the hate is all about. >> the owner of that mcdonald's told the san francisco chronicle the elimination of the dollar menu was a business decision and had nothing to do with the homeless people. a bay area theater is accompanying -- applauding their return of a bell that went missing six years ago paid for 50 years the solid brass bell was used to send audiences back to their seats but it disappeared into thousand four. then last week a construction worker found it at a salvage yard and connected it to the
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theater through an inscription on a bell. some say that summer never got started around the bay area. remember is detailing how much cooler this summer was. impromptu concerts are breaking out on the streets of one bay area city and where you can see this unusual art installation that has been music to people's ears. i am tracking bob right now moving up the coast and it will have an impact on your forecast for tomorrow. lots of us are sick or hurt we have four times as many emotional problems as other kids i'll have to move over and over again. i'm twice as likely to drop out of high school. there's a 50-50 chance i'll end up homeless.
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influence and since then 12 people have died in dui related deaths including one saturday night in livermore way passenger was killed when the driver rear-ended a cruiser. as of this morning 221 drivers have been arrested for dui during his crackdown. san francisco's plan to add a text to the cost of alcohol and drinks will get its first check tomorrow. unlike any strong cocktail of reactions are mixed. >> reporter: as labor day winds down and city supervisors are gearing up to vote tomorrow on boosting the cost of blues. fees on alcohol and to recoup as much as $60 million a year. it tied to alcohol abuse that are paid for by county taxpayers. >> emergency transport and our fire department, treatment of hospitalization of people whose lives are shattered by alcohol. >> reporter: the bill sponsors
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-- and says it will hit alcohol wholesalers and distributors adding anywhere from $0.50 to a nickel to any bottle of or glass of wine or a well- drained. >> they have measured what the impact would be to san francisco and it's very minimal, less than 1% in consumption. >> reporter: distributors and san francisco restaurants oppose the peace which they say will ultimately be paid for by customers and comment a difficult time during the recession. >> pretty soon the customer will get fed up and not -- they will drink in a hole total or buy their liquor at a liquor store. >> it's not that much that i think it will make that much of a difference. they say yes but they will stoke turnaround and come back. >> reporter: tourists said they would gladly pay the extra penny for a drink spin that is worse, coming from atlanta, georgia, i will not recognize the sales tax that much when i come into a bar and want to have a good time.
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>> reporter: the fees will kicking in january, and a possible chaser of lawsuits to follow a pre-david stevenson, ktvu to, ktvu channel 2 news. labor day marks the end of summer but for some summer never really began. the average temperature was 79 degrees. it was the coolest august in 19 years and for san francisco known for its summer fog was cooler than usual as well print the average high temperature was 64 degrees. making this the coolest summer in the city and 11 years. tens of thousands of bags of dog treats are under involuntary -- voluntary recall him a recall tonight they have recalled hearts natural's real beef for dogs sold across the country and have the lot code
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bz9691010e. the random samples of the treats tested by the food and drug administration indicated a presence of salmonella bacteria. foster city is considering whether to institute new rules after reports of fighting, biting and scratching out by the dogs but by dog owners. police say there have been two recent incidents at the park in which a 69-year-old woman scratched and bit a 37-year-old man. they were trying to break up an argument between the women and another dog owner. one of the rules would put a cap on the number of people and dogs allowed upper part at any
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one time. it was free to fish in california today and many people took advantage of that. the california department of fish and game did not require people to have issued licenses. a the licenses cost $14 a day and every year they have a free fishing day. in san jose this music on pianos -- there is music on pianos and maureen naylor reports. >> reporter: a symphony of sounds is filling the air in the heart of silicon valley. . from ragtime, impromptu concerts on 20 pianos are playing out day by day they are part of a new art exhibit called playing me i'm yours. >> piano players, it's just that we never had a piano to play his. >> reporter: san jose is the
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third city in north america to host this exhibit. >> music is something that feels right when it's their mac so coming up here and coming and having a different mindset. >> reporter: from this high school student plane prelude in g. minor to this homeless man playing the nonmeat each piano is drawing a range of people and sounds. some inspect the instrument in some show off there fancy finger work and some are plain piano for their first time. >> the goal behind the project is to place pianos in community meeting places where people might not otherwise have a reason to speak to each other. >> which is what we found that these two men which just met. >> i am kind of a hermit. i don't know that many people. i played a piano and people come around and not only is this one of the greatest ideas
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for increasing uprising because everyone wants music around here. i think that's one of the hugest outlets that people can have that is positive. >> reporter: the pianos will be up until september 21st in for a map of the locations go to ktvu.com. in san jose, maureen naylor, ktvu channel 2 news. the tour that began in 1975 was known as the san francisco grand prix and has moved to various parts of the city in the current course takes riders on telegraph hill. in the 11th inning of the giants and red backs, there was a two-run double to put the giants ahead in the giants won two two. coming up on bay area news at 7:00, a stranger's kindness
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that saved a boy's life. their may be a cool chief meteorologist down, bill martin will tell us how soon things will change.
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>> our local m.d.a. telethon raised an impressive $3 million today to help fight muscular dystrophy and the 45th year of the telethon raised $59 million. people enjoyed the nice weather. >> it was a nice way to end. >> it was a lot of fun and. >> the weather outside today, it's a lot of sunshine and it will be the warmest day of the week. temperatures are trending down. why a? fog paid on live stormtracker 2 you can see the leading edge of it. with this cooling trend coming our way we are looking for temperatures tomorrow to be a few degrees warmer -- or cooler than they were today. we are talking 10 to 15 degrees
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cooler. you can see the system he was beginning to weaken and our old friend comes back. this low pressure center will be strong. cooling on wednesday. somewhere on tuesday night, wednesday morning there is a good shot for some sprinkles out there so we will watch it. their may be some sprinkles and a fog. not a big deal. but it is notable. san jose is a cooler day tomorrow, better air quality and lower fire danger. it has been a cool summer and we talked about that earlier. temperatures tomorrow, this is a forecast model preview see the blues and greens. that is the cold air coming in
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over the gate. the valley will still have a peek preview we are transitioning right now. we called this a transition season when we are coming between summer and fall. you are starting to feel the changes. tomorrow with temperatures moving across the bay, seventies where there were eighties and eighties where they were 90s i am talking low eighties so we are talking a cooler weather patterns. your five-day forecast looks something like this. >> bill, thank you. an oakland woman and her son sent this labor day getting to the less fortunate. this boy had a life-saving liver transplant and the mother thought it was the result of these strangers kindness after the transplant she and her son decided to repay the gift by feeding the hungry every month and today michael and his mother held a labor day barbecue in the neighborhood and gave out free school
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supplies. >> i just wanted to give back to the community. if people do not know what that means that needs to pay it forward. get something to somebody and not expect something in return. >> they now have a license charity with dozens of volunteers. that is our report. i am gasia mikaelian. our coverage continues online on ktvu.com. tmz is up next right here on tv36.
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